Can you make a difference to the lives of people with Parkinson’s locally? Do you enjoy bringing people together and being part of a team?
As a forward thinking and dynamic Branch Chair you'll provide leadership to the group, from liaising with the wider charity to bringing out the best in the volunteer team. You’ll use your leadership skills to shape the support, friendship and activities offered in your area.
Where you will be based
Why we want you
Can you inspire and bring a team together? We need leaders to bring together the Parkinson’s UK community locally in line with the charity's values. Local groups across the UK are run by volunteers and offer friendship and support to people living with Parkinson's and their families and friends.
As a forward thinking and dynamic Branch Chair you'll provide leadership to the group, from liasing with the wider charity to bringing out the best in the lead volunteer team. You’ll be the driving force in ensuring your local team of volunteers has the greatest possible impact on those affected by Parkinson's in your area.
What you will be doing
- Be an ambassador for Team Parkinson’s - engaging with local staff, volunteers, and your local community, to ensure the group has the greatest possible impact on those affected by Parkinson's in your area
- Staying up to date with news and developments of Parkinson's UK, actively sharing them with the group and supporting them to operate within Parkinson's UK guidelines
- Making the best use of the skills and strengths of other volunteers, delegating where necessary and working as a team to meet the needs of local people affected by Parkinson's
- Be responsible for keeping up with training, leading by example to encourage others to do the same and carrying out your role in line with the Parkinson’s UK Volunteering Agreement and Parkinson’s UK values
The skills you need
- Enthusiasm; for Parkinson's UK and as an ambassador for your local group
- Strong leadership, organisational, delegation and communication skills
- The ability to lead meetings and the group in an open and inclusive way, making decisions that take into account and respond effectively to multiple viewpoints
- Can-do attitude to making things happen in your local community, taking on board the feedback of those affected by Parkinson's in your area and responding in innovative ways
- Confident and willing to learn / use a computer, email and other digital tools
What's in it for you
- Play a crucial role in the local Parkinson's community, Team Parkinson’s, and wider local planning, making new friends and building connections
- Develop valuable leadership, teamwork and people skills
- You'll be part of a pioneering organisation, committed to finding a cure and improving life for everyone affected by Parkinson's - in your local area and beyond
It's important that people affected by Parkinson’s can trust us with their personal information. As a Branch Chair you would be handling personal or sensitive data, so by undertaking this role you'll need to complete and maintain your data protection and confidentiality training. As part of recruitment, you will be asked to provide a reference for this role. Your Parkinson’s UK staff contact can help you do this.
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